Oak, Willow

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Quercus phellos


Native to:
New York to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas

Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 30-40 feet, can reach 100 feet high

Additional Notes:
Willow oak is native to the southern United States and a very popular choice for planting in cities across that region.  Like many of the native trees best adapted to urban environments, willow oak is most often associated with wet floodplain soils in its natural environment.